- n. 缆绳；电缆；海底电报
- vt. 打电报
- vi. 打海底电报
CET4 TEM4 IELTS 考 研 CET6
1、from Old North French cable, from Medieval Latin capulum "lasso, rope, halter for cattle".
2、cap- => capulum => cable. 其最初的原始含义为：something that used to grasp, seize, take. => 由此引申为：lasso, rope, halter for cattle. 进而引申为：电缆，缆绳。
3. CNN是美国有线电视新闻网（Cable News Network）的英文缩写.
来自词根cap, 抓，拿，握，词源同accept, capture. 原指抓动物的绳索。
- cable:  The ultimate source of cable is late Latin capulum ‘lasso’, a derivative of the verb capere ‘take, seize’, either directly or perhaps via Arabic habl. In Provençal, capulum became cable, which produced the Old French form chable: so English must either have borrowed the word straight from Provençal, or from *cable, an unrecorded Anglo-Norman variant of the Old French word.
=> capture, heave
- cable (n.)
- c. 1200, from Old North French cable, from Medieval Latin capulum "lasso, rope, halter for cattle," from Latin capere "to take, seize" (see capable). Technically, in nautical use, a rope 10 or more inches around, to hold the ship when at anchor; in non-nautical use, a rope of wire (not hemp or fiber). Given a new range of senses in 19c.: Meaning "message received by telegraphic cable" is from 1883 (short for cable message). Cable car is from 1879. Cable television first attested 1963; shortened form cable is from 1972.
- cable (v.)
- c. 1500, "to tie up with cables;" 1871, American English, "to transmit by cable;" from cable (n.). Related: Cabled; cabling.
- 1. These strands of molecules twine around each other to form cable-like structures.
- 2. Steel cable will be used to replace worn ropes.
- 3. The cable-TV and health-care industries are both being mauled by government.
- 4. In half an hour, they'd switched the tags on every cable.
- 5. China has almost 15 million subscribers to satellite and cable television.